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Brussels Airport (BRU)

Brussels Airport (IATA: BRU, ICAO: EBBR) (also called Brussel-Nationaal / Bruxelles-National (Brussels-National) or Zaventem) is an international airport 6.5 NM (12.0 km; 7.5 mi) northeast of Brussels, the capital of Belgium. In 2015, more than 23 million passengers arrived or departed at Brussels Airport, making it the 21st busiest airport in Europe. It is located partially in Zaventem, partially in the Diegem area of Machelen, and partially in Steenokkerzeel, in the Flemish Region of Belgium. It is home to around 260 companies, together directly employing 20,000 people and serves as the home base for Brussels Airlines, TUIfly Belgium and Thomas Cook Airlines Belgium.

Brussels Airport reports surge in passengers (+5.6%) and cargo (+2.3%) traffic for April

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Brussels Airport saw a significant uptick in activity during April, with nearly 2 million passengers passing through—a 5.6% increase compared to April 2023.This growth...

United Airlines celebrates 25 years of Brussels – New York/Newark service with expanded offerings

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United Airlines commemorates the 25th anniversary of its direct route between Brussels Airport and New York/Newark, having transported nearly 3.5 million passengers and over...

[Pics] Flying for Unity: Lufthansa Group unites four airlines to champion European identity ahead of the elections

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In a striking display of European solidarity, four Airbus A320 aircraft from different Lufthansa Group airlines gathered at Brussels Airport on May 13th. Their...

Balancing air traffic and public health: Belgian Superior Health Council against night flights

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The impact of air traffic on public health, particularly in the Brussels airport region, is a growing concern. Noise pollution from aeroplanes contributes to...

PLAY Airlines relaunches seasonal Brussels flights: explore Iceland and North America affordably!

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PLAY Airlines joyfully announces the revival of its Brussels flights starting May 28th, providing travellers with budget-friendly access to Iceland and North America.With three...

LOT Polish Airlines expands Warsaw-Brussels connection to four-daily

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LOT Polish Airlines is set to enhance its connection network between Warsaw and Brussels starting in September. The announcement, made by the airline's president,...

[Pics] Air Canada and Brussels Airport inaugurate new non-stop seasonal service between Brussels and Toronto

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Air Canada and Brussels Airport have launched a new non-stop seasonal service between Brussels and Toronto. This service, operating up to four times per...

Technical glitch disrupts baggage processing at Brussels Airport

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A technical issue with a baggage sorter caused disruption to baggage processing at Brussels Airport on Tuesday morning.Some flights departed without luggage, but the...

Iberia marks 60 years of Madrid-Brussels flights with sweet surprises: violets and chocolates

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Iberia celebrated six decades of connecting Madrid and Brussels with special treats for passengers on this historic route. Since its inaugural flight on April...

Brussels Airport is looking for 75 security guards to cope with the peak in air traffic expected this summer

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Brussels Airport is preparing for a surge in summer air traffic by seeking to hire 75 more security guards through the company G4S.Currently, around...

Transavia will fly from Dutch airports to Granada, Tirana, Tbilisi and Oslo next winter, but also from Brussels to Gran Canaria

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Transavia will add several destinations to its winter network from Dutch airports next winter. This includes flights to Granada in Spain. Furthermore, new summer...

Brussels Airlines will resume Tel Aviv flights on Thursday

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Brussels Airlines will resume flights to the Israeli city of Tel Aviv on Thursday after announcing the decision on Tuesday. Flight SN3928 (Airbus A320...

SkeyDrone marks milestone with automated BVLOS flight for remote perimeter inspection at DronePort

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SkeyDrone, a joint venture between Belgian air navigation service provider skeyes and Brussels Airport Company, achieved a significant milestone by conducting the first fully...

Brussels Airlines cancelled flight to Tel Aviv this Sunday morning given tense Middle East situation

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Brussels Airlines cancelled flight SN3287 to Tel Aviv scheduled for Sunday morning with Airbus A320 registered OO-TCV given the situation in Israel, its spokesman...

[Pics] Widerøe’s maiden flight from Bergen, Norway, has landed at Brussels Airport

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On March 12th, several Norwegian travel organisations, along with the airline Widerøe and the Norwegian Embassy in Brussels, organised a reception to showcase the...

Man caught at Brussels Airport with 1 kilo of cocaine in his stomach: three years in prison

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A Nigerian man has been sentenced to 36 months in prison by the Brussels court for being caught smuggling drugs. The man was arrested...

March traffic report: Brussels Airport sees rise in passengers despite challenges

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Brussels Airport witnessed a notable surge in passenger numbers during March, hosting over 1.7 million travellers, marking a significant 9% increase compared to the...

[Pics] After a 20-year hiatus, Singapore Airlines reconnects Belgium and Singapore with nonstop flights: Celebratory inaugural flight marks a milestone

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After a hiatus of more than 20 years, Singapore Airlines (SIA) resumes nonstop flights between Brussels and Singapore, marking a significant milestone for both...

United Airlines launches second daily non-stop between New York Newark and Brussels Airport

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United Airlines has expanded its services between Brussels Airport in Belgium and its New York/Newark hub, United States with the launch of a second...

Brussels Airport and TUIfly Belgium pioneer sustainable taxiing with Taxibot trial

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Brussels Airport and TUIfly Belgium have embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to trial the Taxibot, a semi-autonomous aircraft towing system, as part of the...

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